EE8703 Renewable Energy System Lecture Notes

Anna University, Chennai
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Subject Code: EE8703
Subject Name: Renewable Energy Systems

Lecture Notes - All Units

Unit 1: Introduction to Renewable Energy

1.1 Overview of Renewable Energy

Definition and Importance in Sustainable Development
Types of Renewable Energy Sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Geothermal
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Adoption
1.2 Solar Energy Systems

Solar Radiation: Characteristics and Measurement
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Components and Operation
Solar Thermal Systems: Flat Plate Collectors, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
1.3 Wind Energy Systems

Wind Energy Resource Assessment: Wind Speed Distribution, Wind Power Density
Wind Turbine Technology: Horizontal Axis and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Wind Farm Layout and Performance Analysis
Unit 2: Biomass and Bioenergy

2.1 Biomass Energy

Biomass Resources: Agricultural Residues, Forest Residues, Energy Crops, Municipal Solid Waste
Biomass Conversion Technologies: Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Anaerobic Digestion
Biogas Production and Utilization: Biogas Plants, Digesters, CHP Systems
2.2 Biofuels

Types of Biofuels: Bioethanol, Biodiesel, Biogasoline, Biojet Fuel
Production Processes: Fermentation, Transesterification, Hydrogenation
Biofuel Applications in Transportation and Power Generation
Unit 3: Hydropower and Ocean Energy

3.1 Hydropower Systems

Types of Hydropower Plants: Conventional and Pumped Storage
Hydroelectric Power Generation: Run-of-River, Reservoir, and Tidal Power Plants
Environmental and Social Impacts of Hydropower Development
3.2 Ocean Energy

Wave Energy Conversion Technologies: Oscillating Water Columns, Point Absorbers, Wave Energy Converters (WECs)
Tidal Energy Conversion: Tidal Barrages, Tidal Stream Generators
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Systems
Unit 4: Geothermal Energy and Integration

4.1 Geothermal Energy Systems

Geothermal Resources: Hydrothermal and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
Geothermal Power Plants: Dry Steam, Flash Steam, Binary Cycle
Direct Use Applications: District Heating, Greenhouse Heating, Industrial Processes
4.2 Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

Grid Integration Challenges: Intermittency, Variability, Power Quality Issues
Energy Storage Technologies: Batteries, Pumped Hydro, Thermal Energy Storage
Smart Grid Technologies for Renewable Energy Integration
Unit 5: Policy, Economics, and Future Trends

5.1 Renewable Energy Policies and Regulations

National and International Policy Frameworks
Feed-in Tariffs, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Tax Incentives
Role of Government, Industry, and Academia in Promoting Renewable Energy
5.2 Economics of Renewable Energy

Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) Analysis
Project Financing: Grants, Loans, Public-Private Partnerships
Socio-economic Benefits of Renewable Energy Deployment
5.3 Future Trends in Renewable Energy

Emerging Technologies: Floating Solar, Solar Paint, Perovskite Solar Cells
Advancements in Energy Storage and Grid Integration
Role of Renewable Energy in Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Transition
These lecture notes provide comprehensive coverage of Renewable Energy Systems, tailored for students in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Anna University, Chennai. With a total of 207 pages in PDF format, these notes include detailed explanations, diagrams, case studies, and policy analysis to facilitate understanding and application. Students will gain proficiency in assessing renewable energy resources, designing renewable energy systems, analyzing their economic viability, and understanding their role in sustainable development and energy transition
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    EE8703 Renewable Energy System Lecture Notes